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Milky Bay Resort
Ranked #17 of 89 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
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“Excellent place to stay!! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay here!

On arrival we had a free transfer from the pier waiting for us.

The resort is beautifully set right on the beach only about a 10 minute drive from the main pier.

Very easy to use for the full moon party. They sorted everything from taxis to free body paint and cheap drinks.

Extremely friendly and crazy (in a good way) staff, particularly in the restaurant. Restaurant has great food and very reasonably priced.

On leaving we had a few hours to kill before our boat off the island and they allowed us full use of the resort's facilities whilst we waited.

Only negatives would be that the room was a little basic (but you get what you pay for) and the lighting in them is quite poor. Also there isn't a huge amount to do in the Ban Tai beach area so if the weather doesn't allow sunbathing/pool lounging then you may be stuck for activities.

Overall, would recommend to friends and would happily return ourselves. Great place to stay!

Stayed July 2014
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to send us your views.We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the food.Will pass on your compliments to the chef.
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Great resort, when you first get there you think its not going to be much but looks can decieve. The rooms are made out of concrete so less to break for childeren. The huts are inbetween nice canals of water with fishes in them and in combination with the bamboo it gives the place a nice atmosphere. The restaurant serves not only thai food but lots of international dishes that are just as good as any the thai food wich is great, its not that spicy and you have lots of choice. The bar wich is close to the restaurant has amazing smoothies if u go there u have to try one! There is an ping-pong table, pool table, limbo stick and a very dutch game with nails. Last and the best is the service, the people who work on the resort are friendly and funny. They interact good with small childeren and teenagers alike. They kid around with you like they've known you for years, and they know when to be serious. They made the experience for me. 10/10 would recommend for sure.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Thank you for a wonderful review.Its good to hear you enjoyed your stay and were happy with the service you received.The interaction between staff and guests is all important and very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience.
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed at the Milky Bay Resort for three nights and really enjoyed the experience. It is very comfortable for a budget priced resort. We were lucky to get a room there as we had just checked out of another resort that we had booked and paid for before we left home that was unsatisfactory. They sent transport to pick us up from the other resort and had a cold drink and cold towels waiting for us. The room we had was a spacious thatched bungalow, quaint and very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Restaurant is right on the beach and the food and staff are excellent. Can't swim on the beach there (to shallow) but the pool is nice and half of it is undercover which is great as it was very hot whilst we were there.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
We really appreciate receiving a review so thank you very much.We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with our service and enjoyed your few days with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

They have a free pick up from fery, staff is too friendly and caring, rooms were very well maintained and I loved there wood burned pizza and there massage center gives us so much relief.. over all best place, very neat, friendly, beautiful atmosphere and value for money but sad thing is we had a short stay for 3 nights .... next time will definitely plan our trip to stay in milkyway for a week ... :)

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you for a lovely review and do hope we will see you again for a longer stay.
I will pass on your compliments to the pizza chef and masseur.
Thank you again.
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Stockholm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is the fourth time in four years that I'm staying at Milky Bay and it still a great value for your money. The grilled seafood is really great and they have it every night. I do not believe that they have kept up the standard over they years however you still get a great bargain staying here. I also think it is boring that they almost only have men as servants in the restaurant, they always had a mix before men, women, ladieboys which was what was charming. It is close to Kobra gym (with excellent thaiboxing training for all levels and for everyone) and also to Phangan International Diving school (the best on the island).

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sofia W
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Its wonderful to hear that this is your 4th visit to Milky Bay and that you were still happy.
Qualified staff are not always easy to come by, but it is not a conscious decision to only have mostly males as service staff, it is just how it is at the moment.
We certainly hope you will be back a fith time.Thank you for your review.
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

This place has no faults. It is lovely . The staff are really friendly and the villas are far apart from each other so if the villa next door is recovering from the full.moon party you won't hear anything. There is a lot off geckos and lizards but they keep the flags and mosquitoes away so they are good to have in your room.
There are birds that perch on your roof and they make noise but they don't bother you that much in the night it is just the daytime that they are around. The food is lovely I would recommend the sweet and sour chicken.
The decoration is gorgeous and the rooms are lovely.

It is literally on the beach. It overall score is 1111111 out of 10

SOPHIE RYAN 11 years old

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SophieR123
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you so much for sending in a lovely review and sharing your views and thoughts.Yes the geckos are like a national little animal to Thailand but are harmless and do definantely keep the mosquitos under control.We are happy to hear you liked the decor and food.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

1200 bht for a normal room which is perfect! The place was Super near! Many staff all cleaning the place like the have a fear for stains!
Nice swimming pool.
- we had to wait for almost half an our before someone asked if we liked a drink.........

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to send in a review.I am disappointed to hear that you had to wait so long for someone to take your order and will certainly follow up, but happy to hear that you found it good value and enjoyed your stay.
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Additional Information about Milky Bay Resort

Property: Milky Bay Resort
Address: 103/4 Moo 1 | Ban Tai, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Milky Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Milky Bay Resort is peacefully located on Koh Phangan at Ban Tai beach makes it is easy to travel to all parts of the island. Haad Rin, the location of the monthly full moon party, is only 15 minutes drive away, At Milky Bay all bungalows are equipped to meet the highest of standards. All bungalows are air-conditioned and have western bathrooms with hot and cold water showers. The room decor is a blend of modern sophistication with local Thai and traditional African decorative elements and furnishings. Each room has a spacious balcony with sea or garden views. The bungalows are surrounded by lush vegetation All pathways are covered with soft wood-shavings, which give the resort a special rural character, and make it comfortable to walk barefooted around the resort. Set under a crisp tropical sky, overlooking the calm inviting ocean and spilling onto a soft milky beach all huddled between beautiful lush gardens is Milky Bay. You can savour sunset cocktails, taste the delectable flavours of Thai cuisine and pizzas or enjoy a beachfront barbecue Thai style with fresh seafood.Keep yourself busy with the wide range of activities available at the resort cool your senses with a swim in the pool after a day of adventure and unforgettable images or relax with a massage followed by a herbal steam. If it is relaxation and tranquility you are after or a holiday filled with adventure, then it is all waiting for you at Milky Bay. ... more   less 
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